leaves created with TWISTart are the same style as a true, natural leaf. When
working with TWISTart, we are always trying to create that leaf, petal sensation
More so than a true re-production.
In any case, there are various methods of forming leaves, and as you gain experience, you will most likely develop some of your own discovering the numerous creative aspects of TWISTart.
|An Untwisted Leaf|
|Untwisted leaves can be opened in the center or more towards the sides, but what's important is the tips must remain perfectly closed. The paperyarn is machine twisted and therefore is very hard to twist back up once untwisted/opened. This is why you must express caution to keep the tips perfectly closed.|
|Leaves Cut with Scissors|
|You can cut the end of a leaf with a scissors, or better yet a "Decorative Edge" scissors. In fact, an irregular edge at the end of leaf will help give you more of that leaf sensation.|
|For best results, use the decorative edge known as a "Deckle" cut, which represents the traditional borders around photos and hand made paper. The commercial name for these scissors is a: Crazy cutter 4 model "Deckle" or "Gaspare".|
TWISTart paper with Decorative Edge Scissors requires a bit of attention and
some guidelines to follow:
Do not use the tips of the scissors, but just up from where the blades start
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